Opportunities for Faculty

This page summarizes current funding and other opportunities for BU faculty. If you would like to become a CISS faculty affiliate, please complete this application. For external support opportunities, please consult the External Funding Opportunities page. If you would like to announce a funding opportunity,  please share with CISS using the Contact form here. 

The Hariri Institute for Computing’s Focused Research Programs (FRPs) support intensive, faculty-driven efforts in large, multi-disciplinary teams. The FRP mission is to evolve and advance BU’s research in computing, computational, and data-driven science and engineering around areas of strategic importance and emerging opportunity. FRPs are expected to be a year in length, defined by a single overarching research theme. The Institute expects to fund Focused Research Programs at the level of $100,000 – $150,000, per program, for one year of support. In making FRP awards, the Institute supports research programs by providing FRP Workshop(s), event and meeting support, and grant submission support. Faculty interested in submitting a proposal are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Hariri Institute’s Director, Yannis Paschalidisyannisp@bu.edu. Pre-proposals are due by February 2, 2023 and full-proposals are due by April 6, 2023. Find out more here.